Fabian Dominguez

Big Data Solution Architect

Fabian Dominguez, SHIFabian Dominguez is a big data specialist with experience working with Apache Hadoop, IBM, HP, EMC, Oracle, VMWare, Splunk Tableau, and other business solutions. As a Big Data Solution Architect for SHI, Fabian provides pre-sales, technical support to the SHI sales team and customers as they pursue big data, database, or software solutions.

Fabian joined SHI in 2012 after 15 years as a database administrator for Johnson & Johnson. He is an Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) in SQL Server and Certified Netware Administrator (CNA), and is also certified in HP Vertica and HP Operation Manager Workstation (OMW).

For questions about databases, business analytics, or big data, email Fabian at Fabian_Dominguez@SHI.com.

Why your big data collection is failing

Dark dataThe world’s enterprise data is doubling every two years, but for most organizations, it isn’t doing much good. One in three businesses relies on incomplete or unreliable data, and only 4 percent are using best practices to get the most out of their data.

Unfortunately, most data uncertainty comes from simple mistakes business owners don’t realize they’re making. Data can be immensely helpful, but left unchecked, human error can turn a data lake into a swamp and render your data useless. (more…)

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big dataBig data is offering answers to everything from the best ways to treat patients in a hospital to ensuring every airline flight arrives on time. Some organizations have built their success on big data. Netflix, for example, has found wide viewership for its award-winning original series in part because its data shows exactly what its viewers want to watch. Amazon too has an uncanny ability to predict what its customers want to buy, even to the point of shipping products before they’re purchased.

The era of big data is now, and while making sense of it is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations, big data offers companies large and small a window into their business, customers, and future. Organizations that think they don’t have anything to learn from big data are letting the competition jump ahead, propelled by insights that offer a competitive advantage.

Pursuing big data initiatives can help your organization make better strategic decisions and answer the most important questions about your industry. But before jumping into big data, or even if you have already, realize that with big data collection comes potential challenges. As you pursue a big data initiative, try to avoid these three major obstacles: (more…)

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